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Exploring the City!

The purpose of our Philly trip was two-fold - Husby had his boards at the beginning of the week (passed! yay!), and at the end of the week he had a conference.  My parents came with us since they've never been to Philadelphia and have always wanted to, and to help me with the boys/keep me company while Hubsy was going about his business.  What a blessing it was to have them!!

Here are a few things we did while exploring the city.

First off, let's look at two cute little boys super excited to be in a hotel room!



These two boys were absolute dream boats on this trip.  I could not have imagined them doing any better.  Besides a few mishaps in the hotel room (Levi slipping in the tub and getting a black eye and Ezra falling off the bed at 2am and throwing up - weeeee!), the entire trip went off incident free.  So thankful!

We hit up the bus tour first off to get a lay of the land and catch the highlights.





Isn't City Hall the most spectacular building?  In love!


Seeing the Liberty Bell is just awesome.



The history in this city is just incredible.  It gave me chills walking into Independence Hall where the Declaration of Independence was formed and signed.


And the room where John Adams was sworn in to presidency?  Ahhh!


I just love it!


We toured Eastern State Penitentiary, and it was fascinating.  We even saw the cell block that Al Capone was in for almost a year.



It was FA-REEZING in that place.  Wowza!  We had to go outside to warm up!

We toured the US Mint where they make our currency and the boys loved it!  It was so cool watching them make all of our coins.  Photos were not allowed, but here's a pic of Weebie across the street from it throwing a penny on Benjamin Franklin's grave.


The highlight of the boys' trip was the Please Touch Museum.  Oh my goodness, such FUN!


Each room had a new theme and a hundred things to do there.  If you have children 18mos thru about 6 years, and you're in Philly, TAKE THEM THERE! Hours of fun!


I wanted so badly to run up the Rocky steps, but the parking was crazy and we didn't have time to stop.  Levi embraced his inner Rocky, though.


The boys crashed every night!


We had such a great time and I hope you enjoyed seeing a few of the highlights.  I just love Philly!




I am a modern day homemaker with a passion for family, cooking, celebrating, decorating, travel, and memory making! The Lord has blessed me with the desires of my heart in my husband and our two sons. We recently built our dream home and cultivating a loving and happy haven for my family is where I find so much joy.


  1. So glad you had such a great time in our city! o:)

  2. I used to run the Philly half marathon every year in September and LOVE that city. It is beautiful and so full of history. I am always impressed with how amazingly well-behaved your boys are. Please give me some tips!!!

  3. Looks like so much fun! The pic of your boys sleeping is absolutely precious.

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